Health Associate

Full-Time, Non-Union


The Organization:

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph (SJHCG)
is a faith-based organization that is part of St. Joseph’s Health System. We
live by our CARE values: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence,
and embed person- and family-centred care throughout our 240 long-term care
beds, 106 hospital beds, and a variety of outpatient and community support
services. Our staff complement of approximately 700 employees is committed to
contributing to a healthy, safe, and respectful environment. If you are a
passionate and highly motivated individual, looking to help us advance in our
mission, vision and values, we look forward to you joining our team!

The Job Summary:

The Employee Health
Associate is a member of the Employee Health Services Department. In this role,
the Associate is accountable for supporting ability management, wellness, case
management of employee work related and non-work-related disability claims. The
role includes the adjudication of benefits, the coordination of modified
transitional return to work plans and coordination of temporary and permanent
workplace accommodations. The associate supports the mission, vision and values
of St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph as well as established goals, objectives
and policies of the Health Centre.

Key Accountabilities &
Success Criteria:

  • Provide support to the Employee
    Health Services department
  • Assist with the management and
    facilitation of the Early and Safe Return to Work process
  • Support Employee Health staff as
    required, to research and prepare presentations, communications and
    reports for various internal and external committees
  • Assist with the coordination and
    planning of the annual influenza clinic for all staff
  • Support the new employee orientation
  • Act as the
    departmental superuser for the departmental software
  • Maintain statistical
    data and provide routine reports
  • Manage employee health records, medical
    documentation and follow-up to ensure meeting obligations for medical absence
  • Responsible for completion and
    submission  of WSIB form 7  and monthly organizational statistics
    related to incident reporting
  • Responsible for disability claims
    administration and reporting, internal staff communication
  • Participate in onboarding of new
    hires by completing Health Assessments and medical requirement follow up
  • Coordinates and supports
    return-to-work meetings as needed
  • Participate in committees as
    assigned, creating agendas, taking minutes and following up on action
  • Support and/or leads EHS improvement
  • Contributes to a transparent culture
    of client and staff safety by adhering to and abiding by patient and staff
    safety policies and procedures set by SJHC.
  • Promotes
    an environment that encourages and supports change using change leadership



  • Diploma/Degree in health related
    discipline (e.g. nursing or other allied health) or equivalent combination
    of education and experience
  • One (1) to three (3) years
    experience in disability management (preferred)
  • Post-secondary education in Occupational health
    and safety (an asset)
  • Knowledge in WSIB
    Act, OHS Act, Employment Standards Act and Ontario Human Rights Code (preferred).


Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated
    proficiency in spreadsheet and database systems, including  Microsoft Suite 365 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel,
    Outlook) Familiarity with Quadrant and Parklane (an asset)
  • Excellent
    organizational, problem solving, and time-management skills
  • Excellent
    communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Strong
    customer-service focus and experience (preferred)
  • Ability to
    take initiative and work independently under pressure
  • Demonstrated
    ability to work in a team
  • Adaptable and
    flexible to changing workplace demands
  • Ability to
    work flexible hours 
  • Maintain a
    high standard of work and an excellent attendance record

It’s a great time to help shape how health care is
delivered in Ontario. To apply to this exciting opportunity, please submit a
curriculum vitae in confidence, outlining how your knowledge, experience and
personal attributes are a good fit with the requirements of this position and
the values of St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph to:

Applicant Tracking System https://sjhcg.startdate.ca OR

Visit us at www.sjhcg.ca

St. Joseph’s Health Care Centre Guelph recognizes
the importance of immunization to protect our residents, staff and others from
COVID-19. As such, subject to any accommodation required by applicable human
rights legislation, it will be a condition of employment that all new hires
have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph is an equal
opportunity employer and strives for equity, inclusiveness, and diversity in
all programs, facilities, and people. St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph is
committed to creating a barrier-free, accessible organization, and will work to
accommodate any needs under the Accessibility for Ontario for Disabilities Act
and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should any applicant require accommodation
through the application process, please contact Human Resources at employment@sjhcg.ca for
assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a
disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring
manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be

We appreciate all responses; however, only
candidates under consideration will be contacted.